The excellent properties of dry ice have an opportunity in virtually all industrial sectors: its cooling capacity makes it ideal for any process that requires efficient cooling. The effect of sublimation creates a shocking low fog in shows or in presentation of culinary creations of all kinds. Its antimicrobial property makes it the ideal companion in the transport of refrigerated or frozen foods; and the inertization that it creates in the atmosphere that surrounds it allows it to be key during the collection of grapes in the harvest.
Transportation & caterings
Prime ingredients conservation
Refrigeration for grape inerting
Refrigeration for doughs, batters and more
Fish freezing for sushi
Dry ice is used to prepare the freshest sushi by rapidly freezing freshly caught fish. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration requires that the fish be frozen first (to kill parasites) before eating raw. Tuna is the exception, but seafood experts believe that tuna quick-freezing preserves flavor better. The leading sushi chefs prefer frozen and preserved fish at -70 °F, instead of the industry standard of -10 °F. It takes about a day and a half to completely freeze a 500-pound tuna with dry ice and liquid nitrogen. The frozen fish can be preserved as long as two years. The fish is cut into pieces and thawed in warm water just before serving.
Hotels and restaurants
Making Ice cream
The training in safety and handling with dry ice in the kitchen is vital for future professionals in the hospitality industry.
Gastronomy and kitchen professor at IES, Escuela de la Comunidad en de Madrid
Now my students can experience the latest culinary trends through the use of dry ice in gastronomy.
Pastry and kitchen chef professor at, Escuela Superior de Hostelería y Turismo de Madrid
Dry ice in the health industry is used for capillary cooling during chemotherapy to prevent patient hair loss. For years, patients have been told to “accept” their hair loss, but now they have a possibility to help them prevent it.
Super-cooled caps (-20 F to -30F) are worn before, during and after the current treatment of intravenous chemotherapy. Thanks to this caps the blood vessels below the skin on the scalp contract themselves reducing the amount of toxic chemicals that reach the hair follicles.
Patients do not have to look for a super cold freezer in any laboratory, they just have to use dry ice. Thousands of patients in the United States have already used this method successfully for years.
- Low fog generation
Rubber and plastic
- Cryogenic deburring and grinding
- Reactive chemical conservation
- Clinical samples conservation
- Microtomy and/or lyophilization
- Plant and reactor rapid cooling
- Laboratory sample
- Sub-zero treatment
- Parts cabling
- Cryogenic cleaning
To repair the dent to your car with dry ice, park your car with the dent in the sun and let it get hot. Use gloves to place a small block of dry ice in the dent. The rapid cooling of the dent will help the material be flexible enough to repair it without scratching the paint.
*Remember to always use protective gear.